I was thrilled to be able to attend the openings of two great exhibits including my work last month.

Color Grid in Interpretations 2023 at the Visions Museum

Interpretations 2023 opened at the Visions Museum of Textile Art in San Diego, CA on October 13. Color Grid was one of 38 pieces accepted into the show. Many thanks to jurors Susan T. Avila, Dolores Miller, and Jason Pollan for accepting my work and putting together a beautiful show!

Speaking about my work at the Interpretations 2023 opening

Above is a shot of my artist talk at the museum. Each artist in attendance gave a short presentation on their quilt to the group–that part was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the other artists in the show. Many thanks to Carl Brown for the photo.

This was my first time being accepted at a Visions Museum show and it was exciting to be able to attend the opening. The show runs through December 30, 2023.

Quilts=Art=Quilts (QAQ) opened at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY on October 28, 2023.

Flow at QAQ 2023

My quilt Flow was one of 73 pieces accepted to this show. This quilt is different from most of my other work in terms of the mostly neutral color palette. It was an experiment in letting the fabrics inspire me and going with the flow of the design–hence the name. Many thanks to jurors Irene Roderick and Chawne Kimber for putting together an amazing show!

Wide view of Flow at QAQ – quilt on the left is by Betty Busby

Opening Night at QAQ – background quilt by Susan Lapham

Above are a couple of wider view shots of the opening. The quilt next to mine is by Betty Busby and the quilt in the image just above showing the show entry is by Susan Lapham.

You can see a list of the accepted work and take a virtual tour at schweinfurthartcenter.org/quiltsartquilts-2023/

The show runs through January 7, 2024. I have been accepted to this show before, but it was the first time I was able to attend the opening.

It’s always great to see friends at the openings.

Friends at QAQ 2023

The quilt in the photo above is by Melissa Frumin–her first quilt accepted to a major show. She wasn’t able to attend the QAQ opening, so Irene Roderick, Avice Meehan and Robin Jones and I posed in front of it to show our support.

I had a good year for show acceptances this year, so I decided to go to as many of the openings as I could–it was so much fun to see my work hanging in museum settings with other amazing artists and to meet and chat with many of them. If you get a quilt in a show, go to the opening if at all possible!



  1. Meg M. Mooar on November 10, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Cindy, I’ll be attending your workshop with NSQG next week and traveling to Q=A=Q in early December. Thanks so much, for not only your inspiration but for your focus on fabric choices and urging your students to experiment.

    • Cindy on November 12, 2023 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you Meg–I look forward to meeting you in person!


  2. Nancy on November 11, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations on both shows! I used to live near Auburn and wish I could be there now, but it’s a long way from Texas.